Upcoming Events

March 22, 2016

The LSBA Intellectual Property Law Section will host its first meeting of the year on Tuesday, March 22, 2016.

Date:Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Time: 11:45 to 1:00
Location:The National World War II Museum (Louis Armstrong Dining Room or Missouri Room / TBD) 945 Magazine Street New Orleans, LA 70130 504-274-1215

Box lunch and salad will be provided for section members.
Box lunch Options: Turkey, Provolone on Kaiser, Lettuce, Tomato Ham, Swiss on Kaiser, Lettuce, Tomato Roasted Beef, Cheddar on Kaiser, Lettuce, Tomato Vegetarian Wrap, Feta, Hummus, Tomatoes, Cucumber, Sprouts

**RSVP to Christine Richard (crichard@LSBA.org) by March 14, 2016 with your Box Lunch selection (only a few extras will be ordered).**

Speaker:The CFO of the WWII Museum, Becky Mackie, will discuss trademark and copyright issues encountered by the museum.

Previous Events

October 30, 2014

GCIPA Fall Meeting: SBIR/STTR Programs and IP law New Orleans BioInnovation Center
1441 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70112

8:30 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.            Registration

8:40 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.            SBIR/STTR Introductory Overview


A brief presentation giving an Introductory Overview of the federal Small
Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer
(STTR) programs. Attendees unfamiliar with these programs should plan to
attend this presentation, as these programs will frequently be referenced
during the GCIPA Forum panel sessions. The SBIR/STTR programs represent over
$2.4 billion available annually for small businesses to carry out R&D
projects in support of 11 various federal agencies' mission needs while also
encouraging the commercialization in the private sector of the technologies,
products, or services developed under the projects. For additional
information on the federal SBIR and STTR programs visit: http://www.sbir.gov

 9:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.       Intellectual Property in the SBIR/STTR Program


Melissa Daigrepont, Esq., Public Affairs & Economic Development,
U.S. Small Business Administration Louisiana District Office Dr. Winslow
Sargeant, Chief Counsel for the Small Business Administration Office of
Advocacy Major Clark, Assistant Chief Counsel for Procurement Policy, Office
of Advocacy, Small Business Administration Nicholas Landau, Partner,
Bradley, Arant, Bout, Cummings LLP Small businesses with SBIR/STTR grants or
contracts do not always understand their rights in intellectual property
(IP) protection.  This session focuses on IP when dealing with the
government, government contractors, and other commercial entities while
working under the SBIR/STTR program.  Attendees of this session will gain
insight on the role of intellectual property and its role in the SBIR/STTR

10:00 A.M. - 10:30 A.M.      Networking Break

10:30 A.M. - Noon                SBIR/STTR Subcontracting with Universities

What You Should Know


Jenna Matheny, Tulane University Office of Technology Transfer
and Intellectual Property Development Roy Keller, Louisiana Technology
Transfer Office Patrick Reed, Office of Technology Management, LSU Health
Sciences Center- New Orleans Nicole Hammill, Office of Research Services,
LSU Health Sciences Center- New Orleans Laurel Hyle, Tulane University Now
that your small business has been awarded an SBIR/STTR, where do you turn
for resources to continue research and development of your technology?
Subcontracting with local universities can provide expertise and equipment
not accessible elsewhere. What considerations should you keep in mind when
approaching a university with an SBIR/STTR subcontract?  This panel will
offer perspectives on contracting requirements, IP concerns, and conflicts
of interest management.

Noon - 1:30 P.M.                 Lunch

Keynote speaker: Ashok K.
Singhal, Ph.D., Chairman, CFD Research Corporation

1:30 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.            Social Media and IP law


Knud Berthelsen, Connect & Trade Justin Ourso, Jones Walker, LLP
Will Manuel, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP Rick Biagi, Neal & McDevitt
Heather Nolan, Information Law Group Panelists will discuss scenarios that
include many of the current issues surrounding social media. Topics embodied
in the scenarios will include intellectual property issues and employment
law issues, among others.

 2:30 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.          Networking Break

 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.          Getting the Biggest Bang for the Buck:
Getting the Most out of Non-traditional IP

Heather Nolan, Information Law Group
Chase Kasper, University of Southern Mississippi From mobile apps to
artistic works, the impact of IP such as trademarks, copyrights, and trade
secrets should not be underestimated. Attendees of this session will be
exposed to the strategic value of identifying and assessing the components
that enhance an organization's brand.

4:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.                Venture Capital Panel

5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.                Mixer and Reception



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